Member Resources

The Village of Islington BIA

The award winning Village of Islington BIA established in 1986 is a not-for-profit Business Improvement Area organization with a volunteer board comprised of local business owners just like you. We represent over 200 businesses in a defined area within the Village of Islington. Our goal is to make the Village of Islington a desirable place to “Shop. Work. Live.Play.” We do this through streetscape improvements, community events (including the Village of Islington Doors Open Trolley Tours and year round mural tours), social media marketing, business development/education opportunities and much more. As Toronto’s Village of Murals, we have created a historic artwalk featuring 28 murals and 15,000 square feet of mural art.

All BIAs in the City of Toronto are funded through a special line item on your or your landlord’s property tax bill.

Who is a Member?

Anyone operating a business within the BIA boundaries in a commercial building is automatically a member of the BIA, along with the commercial property’s landlord.


The BIA is always looking for volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering or becoming a Tour Guide for our Mural walks, please contact us to learn more!

Finding Help – Who’s job is it?

Traffic Lights/ Signals

Broken traffic signals  311
Damaged streetlight 311
Street lights out  416-542-3195

Garbage Bins

Litter on street or sidewalk  311
Overflowing garbage bin  311
Damaged garbage bin  1-866-827-8725


Request new bike posts 311
Report damaged posts 311
Abandoned bikes 311

Other Areas

Graffiti  311
Sidewalk Repairs  311
Leaking Fire Hydrant 311
Broken phone booth 611
Damaged gas meter  1-866-763-5427
Damaged bus shelter  1-866-827-8725
Damaged mailbox 1-800-267-1177
Broken parking meter  416-393-7275
Damaged newspaper boxes 416-705-5135
Broken or missing traffic signs 416-397-8723

Contact Your Local BIA

  • Decorative lighting
  • Hanging baskets
  • Street banner

For the Business Improvement Area (BIA) in your community, visit

Contact Your Local MLS Office

  • Litter and debris
  • A-frame signs and portable signs
  • Abandoned appliances
  • Property in general disrepair or hazardous condition

Local Municipal Licensing and Standards (MLS) Offices

North York 416-395-7011
Toronto and East York District 416-397-9200
Scarborough District 416-396-7071
Etobicoke York District 416-394-2535

Interested in finding commercial leasing/office space within the Village of Islington?